Sports Therapy is much more than treating injured athletes and ‘sport’ injuries; the essence of any good Sports Therapist is dealing with common complaints such as back pain, mobility problems, postural issues and work related aches and pains. In a time when doctors and physios do not have the time to offer hands on physical therapy, DC Injury Clinic can offer a full rehabilitation service. Whether you are suffering from specific injury, chronic aches and pains, or are post operation, I have extensive experience working with everyone from members of the general public to elite international athletes, with all manner of acute and chronic pains and injuries.
What you can expect from DC Injury Clinic;
Assessments: This is where we identify any imbalances that may be causing (or are likely to cause) bio-mechanical problems, which can ultimately lead to pain and immobility. Using a variety of techniques – combined with stretching and strengthening exercises – we can assist in improving your posture or musculo-skeletal discrepancy. These improvements can aid general health and wellbeing as well as sporting performance.
Treatment and Rehabilitation: After we have identified a cause, we will treat it with a combination of manual therapies (such as Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Mobilisations and Joint Mobilisations), Electrotherapy equipment, Kinesiology taping and full rehabilitation advice, whether that be self treatment, exercise advice, or nutritional advice. We always aim to keep you as active as possible during this phase. ‘Rest’ is a relative term, here.
Exercise Therapy: Essential to ensure full rehabilitation; this includes strength, range of movement, balance, and proprioception exercise to help the body return to full health (and therefore pain free/a return to sport), and – just as importantly – avoid re-injury.
Using the above structure, I have successfully treated;
- Muscular aches and pains
- Neck and back pain
- Symptoms of Sciatica
- Frozen Shoulders
- Impingement symptoms
- Shin pain
- Sprained ankles